Our team tried different kinds of restaurants in Khao Lak, just to give YOU some good recommendations. We found something for everybody’s taste: from Curry to fresh seafood to traditional Thai food. Of course everybody has his or her own taste but we didn’t make any bad experiences with these restaurants and hope you won’t have any as well. Try yourself trough delicacies of Thailand and experience something new.
For a sensitive palate we recommend ordering “mai pet”, which means not spicy in Thai. Even if you order “a little bit spicy” it could be too much for the European stomach. If you order your dish “mai pet” and you think it’s not enough seasoned or not even at all, you can spice it with different herbs which are prepared and accessible in almost every restaurant.
From now on our team will update this article to give you further recommendations.
Below you will find different restaurants, which will show you the diversity of Thai food.
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- Chonticha Mookata BBQ
- Baan Khao Lak Seafood
- Gold Elephant Restaurant
- Go Pong Street Food
- Klong Koo Restaurant
- KHRUA KHAO LAK – STREET FOOD
- MUAN LAI E-SARN RESTAURANT
- RESTAURANT LAM RU NATIONAL PARK
- MEMORIES BEACH BAR
- PHU VIEW RESTAURANT
CHONTICHA MOOKATA BBQ (Master BBQ)
At Chonticha you will find only a few tourists but mainly local people. If you need a break from typical Thai food, visit Chonticha. For only 179 THB you get an all-you-can-eat-buffet, where you can eat as much as you can. Drinks are not included. The Korean BBQ offers a wide range of fish, meat, seafood, vegetables and other side dishes. The staff will provide a charcoal grill on your table, where you can fry yourself your chosen dishes.
You will find the restaurant if you go northwards from Khao Lak. Before passing the petrol station you will find the grocery store Mother Marché. Turn right the driveway before.
Address: Moo 3, Khuk Khak, Khao Lak
Telephone: +66 87 277 1231
Facebook: Chonticha Mookrata BBQ
Opening hours: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
BAAN KHAO LAK SEAFOOD
Horseshoe crabs are the specialty in this unique restaurant. But you don’t eat the meat, only the eggs of the horseshoe crabs. They are usually served as a salad with mango and peanuts. If you are more into exotic food you have the possibility to try crocodile meat, which is sundried and fried. The restaurant prepares its dishes always freshly because they have their own farm where they grow prawns, crabs and fish.
The restaurant is located southwards from Khao Lak, right over the hill. On the right side you will find the driveway for Merlin and Emerald hotel. Follow the street a few meters. Then you can see the sign of the restaurant, but it is only written in Thai.
Attention: bring your mosquito spray because the diner is located at the waters.
Address: 1/15 Village No. 2, Lam Kaen, Thai Mueang, Phang Nga
Telephone: +66 76 484 620
Facebook: Baan Khao Lak Seafood
Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
GOLD ELEPHANT RESTAURANT (Chang Thong)
The cozy restaurant is located at the end of the main street of Khao Lak. You can’t miss it because of its huge golden elephant sculpture in the entrance.
Here you have a wide range of traditional Thai food as well. The popular King Prawns are freshly prepared with garlic. Guests who are looking for European food are in the right spot as well.
Address: 2114 Thanon Phet Kasem, Tambon Khuekkhak, Khao Lak
Telephone: +66 84 443 6553
Opening hours: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (high-saison)
4 p.m. – 11 p.m. (low-season)
GO PONG STREET FOOD
This street-food-restaurant is located in Khao Lak towards Bang Niang, next to Seven Eleven 7/11 on the left side. It’s about 300 meters away from our office.
If you want to try something new, order the famous chicken feet. Thai people love them. Most of the time chicken feet are combined with soup. But no worries, the street-food-restaurant offers traditional Thai dishes as well, for example Pad Thai or Green Curry.
Address: 10/1 Moo 7 | Khuek Khak Subdistrict, Khao Lak
Telephone: +66 81 907 7460
Facebook: Go Pong
Opening hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
KLONG KOO RESTAURANT
Located in the jungle, this restaurant has a unique atmosphere and surrounding, which is really popular by the guests. You will find tables and chairs in the river of the national park, so people can cool off by having their feet in the water.
The restaurant is northwards from Khao Lak. Drive until Beyond Hotel and then turn right. Follow the street about 400 meter until you see the sign of the restaurant.
Have you heard about grapes seaweed? Well go for lunch or dinner here and try them! This kind of seaweed growths in the subtropics shallows. The ,,sea vegetable’’ can be served raw as side dish. Legends say it has healing effects 😉
Bring your mosquito spray because the diner is located at the water.
Attention: in case of terrible storms, the restaurant will stay closed!
Address: Pak Weep, Khao Lak, Thailand
Telephone: +66 91 649 8052
Facebook: Klong Koo Restaurant
Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
KHRUA KHAO LAK – STREET FOOD (CLOSED)
Khrua Khao Lak offers mainly Isaan food. Isaan is an area located in the North-East of Thailand. It’s very different to the southern food of Thailand. You might know sticky rice, which is a traditional food in this area. Another unusual dish for European people is ,,Lap Goi’’, which is raw beef served as a salad.
The restaurant is situated in Bang Niang, the next town in the North of Khao Lak. Before you leave Bang Niang, you will find the restaurant on the right side. It’s next between the ,,Mango Café’’ and the Forest Resort.
Address: Pakweep beach, Khao Lak 82220, Thailand
Telephone: +66 89 908 1139
Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. (low-season)
10 a.m. – 2 a.m. (high-season)
MUAN LAI E-SARN RESTAURANT (CLOSED)
Muan Lai means having fun in English. Here you can enjoy your meals by having an incredible view of the Khao Lak beach. The restaurant offers typical Thai as well as European food.
The easiest way to get tot he restaurant is by taxi, because the restaurant is located on a hill. You can enjoy the spectacular view of the Andaman Sea during lunch or dinner time. Maybe you can even catch a beautiful sunset! Our team agrees: It’s worth the visit.
Address: 28 Moo 7, Khao Lak, Thailand
Telephone: +66 76 485 225
Facebook : Muanlai E -Sarn Food @ Khao Lak
Opening hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
RESTAURANT LAM RU NATIONAL PARK
The restaurant is directly at the Lam Ru National Park. The best way to spend one day there, is to combine trekking through the national park and having lunch at the restaurant. Bring some money for the entry fee of the national park, which is 200 THB for adults and 100 THB for children. After hiking you can enjoy your deserved lunch and the nice view.
Clue: Take a taxi from you hotel to Lam Ru National Park.
If you want to go by foot take a bottle of water and sunscreen with you. Walking there takes about an hour.
Opening hours: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MEMORIES BEACH BAR
This popular beach restaurant is located southwards from Pakarang beach and Apsara hotel. The restaurant offers a variety of burger, sandwiches and Thai food. Don’t miss to order a cocktail by sunset. Search yourself through the menu, while taking a break and discovering the never ending beach.
If you are interested in surfing, you have the chance to borrow a board or even take surf lessons. One lesson with a private teacher would be 1000 THB. Borrow the board for one hour costs 200 THB.
For deep relaxation book a massage right at the beach. Hearing the waves during taking a massage is an unforgettable moment.
If you want to visit the bar in low-season it might be closed.
Address: Pakarang Beach, Khao Lak
Phone: +66 89 729 2251
Website bar: www.memoriesbar-khaolak.com
Website surf shop: www.pakarangsurfshop.com
Opening hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
PHU VIEW RESTAURANT
Near our office, towards Bang Niang you will find Patty’s Restaurant on the right side. Before Patty’s restaurant is a street, which goes to the right and up the hill to the restaurant. Either you walk about 15 minutes or call the restaurant for a pick up service.
A spectacular view of Khao Lak is expecting you, additionally you might get a sunset for free as well.
Here you will find Thai food as well as European dishes. Pad Thai for example costs 80 THB and a small Chang beer is 70 THB.
Because of its location it’s often fully booked. So don’t forget to reserve a table.
Telephone: +66 89 872 2089
Facebook: Khao Lak Phu View
Opening hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.